Hey everyone! What does this blog and Black Friday have in common? SHOPPING, GIFTS and much much more! I also want to remind all the nice girls out there that Black Friday is right around the corner so get that shopping list together, find your crazy outfit and get ready for the holiday shopping season! I received a great request from a reader to blog about holiday gift ideas. I am going to do my best to give gender specific ideas to help shopping for dads, brothers and boyfriends much easier. Please remember that these are just my ideas.
For all you parents out there shopping for your college student I am here to say we want your money! I’m just kidding… kind of. It’s hard being a college student on our own and away from home and money is always short. A great gift for a college student is a gift card. I know you are sitting there shaking your head at me thinking gifts cards are impersonal and uncreative. I agree in some circumstances but for your college student, they are a perfect idea. Think along the lines of a gas card or a gift card to your student’s favorite restaurant that is close to campus. An iTunes gift card is also great. I know I love having the latest and greatest music on my iPod. Help your student download legally and purchase an iTunes gift card. It’s a perfect stocking stuffer.
For the book worm consider Borders or a local bookstore and purchase a new popular book on the shelf. I love having someone buy books for me because I usually receive books I may have not picked up on my own. Also think about getting their favorite book in a special edition hardcover for a keepsake. Maybe even pick up a book for yourself while you are out so you can cuddle up next to the fire and read a good book.
Everyone has a family member or even a friend who loves jewelry. My best advice, stop by your local Forever 21. They have a fabulous collection of inexpensive jewelry. You can also try Charlotte Russe for a variety of affordable items. There is nothing better than receiving a cute pair of earrings or a new necklace that puts the finishing touch on your favorite outfit.
How about grandma or another sentimental person in your family? One of my favorite things to do is purchase a photo album and place a few memorable photos inside. Everyone knows how much grandma loves pictures! I know mine does.
Dads… are so hard to shop for. My dad is a car lover. For his birthday I got him a “car spa kit”. I put everything from wax to shop towels inside of a bucket for the garage. I know my dad can’t wait for the winter to be over so he can get out his new spa items and get to work on his truck… I hope he won’t forget about my car. J
Last but not least a girl’s best friend, MOM. Stop by Bath and Body Works and pick up her favorite scent. Also think about getting her a spa package for a day of relaxation. Candles are a great gift to if you are looking for a stocking stuffer or a small gift.
This year, try to think of something creative to give someone. Put thought into it and make it personal, think outside of the box. The stores I mentioned are only my ideas of where you could shop.
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